TOEFL Essay Topic 126 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? There is nothing that young people can teach older people. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
I am afraid that i cannot agree with the statement that there is nothing that young people can teach older
I am afraid that i cannot agree with the statement that there is nothing that young people can teach older persons. Though a young person may learn much more from the older, he can also have something special that olders don`t know.
I think the the latest knowlege,such as internet and biotechnology, is the first improtant kind of thing that younger can teach. In the study and research work in these new emerging area in the late twentieth, the younger are always at the front line; and limited by the energe and some other reasons, most of the older people don`t master the knowlege as much as the youngers do. So it can be found that many grandparents ask the kids to teach them how to use internet, how to open an account,etc. in many family.
Except the science and technology, the older may also find that there are so many things about the life for them to learn . For we are so subscribed by our own experience and circumstance around us that there are much more things so strange to us than those we are also familiar with. Through the conversation with some younger from a different country or civilization, the older may get to know more about a new kind of life style, a different religion. Isn`t it a kind of learning then?
Learning is such an open-ended and all-inlusive procedure that it will take place thoughout the person`s life. When person get older, he can also learn many things, from the younger.